Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Circus: 5 Cents!

I am obsessed with the circus. Wait, let me rephrase that, I'm obsessed with OLD circuses and the idea of the circus. Last time I went to the circus, it was a Shriner's circus and I was 12. I also rode the Tilt-A-Whirl 13 times and threw up after, but back to the circus. I think clowns are bizarre and I find it interesting that people are afraid of them. My sister doesn't like clowns. I wanted to play with the idea that this clown is creepy and not exactly trustworthy even though it's selling goodies to people and children. I also messed with clipping masks and texture and that was fun. On a side note that kind of relates to clowns, but not really, I enjoy Tod Browning's FREAKS. It's a great black and white movie about real life freaks from 1932. Watch it!


vince said...

this clown scares the hell out of me. but i do love the plaid. keep it up kirch.

MB3000 said...

chelsea, this is pretty great.

Maria Filar said...

i would like it more if there was no stroke on anything. i generally dislike stroke on any illustration done in illustrator.
but i do like the feel of this.